Gaillardia aristata (Asteraceae)
A hardy, drought tolerant perennial found throughout much of the United States. Easily established from seed, it frequently forms dense colonies of brilliant red flowers with yellow rims. Thrives in full sun in well-drained areas. Occasional watering will extend the blooming period. This will aid in reseeding for the following year.
Average Planting Success: 60%
Height: 1-1/2--- 2 feet
Germination: 15---45 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 70°F--75°F
Sowing Depth: 1/8"
Blooming Period: May---September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 132,000
1 oz Covers: 272 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 10 lbs. per acre